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EXPANSION OF NAVY
ONLY GENERAL AGREEMENT OP COUNTRIES ON DISARMAMENT CAN END BUILDING. Must Be Prepared to Contribute Equally to Any Other Nation in the World, Even for Police Work, Declares Secretary. Washington.—Unless a league of na Eons or other tribunal that will make Certain the limitation of international armament is established, the United 8tate8 must build the greatest Bavy in the world, Secretary Daniels told the house naval committee! 1 "It is my firm conviction," declared the secretary, "that If the conference at Versailles does not result in a gen tral agreement to put an end to naval building on the part of all the nations, then the Uplted States must bend her will and bend her energies, must give her men and give her money to the task of the creation of Incomparably the greatest navy in the world." | With the completion of the proposed sew three-year building program, adding ten dreadnoughts, six battle cruisers, ten scout cruisers and 130 ■maller craft to the fleet, America still will rank second in naval strength to Great Britain, said the secretary, who appeared before the committee to make his final recommendations for the 1920 naval bill which the commit tee is considering. The naval secretary said that if a league of-nations is established, Amer lea must provide a large part of a world police force necessary to enforce j the league's decrees. He added, how ever, that with such a league formed It would not be necessary to carry out the full construction program, and asked the committee to Include In the bill legislation empowering the presl Sent to stop construction at his dis eretion if an international agreement should make limitation of armament a certainty. KING BANQUETS PRESIDENT. Farewell Dinner Given at Bucking ham Palace. London.—The farewell dinner given in the state dining room at Bucking ham palace Monday night by King George and Queen Mary In honor of President and Mrs. Wilson was a pri vate function. There was no proces sion Into the dining room, which was decorated with yellow, and there were no speeches or toasts. The Grenadier Guards' band played during the dinner, but no national anthems were ren dered. President Wilson will go direct to Italy from Paris. He will leave Peris for Rome Wednesday night, arriving la the Italian capital Friday. Rome Is to be the only city in Italy the president will visit. He expects to be away from Paris a week, returning there a week from next Tuesday. By the time the president returns to Paris from Italy the British delegates to the peace, conference will have ar rived, it is expected. The preliminary conferences may then be in sight and the preliminary organization work of the American peace mission will have been completed. Utah Bsys Coming Home. Salt Lake City.—Utah's own regi ment, the 145th field artillery, will ar rive In New York, January 6, and will proceed to Utah and California, to be mustered out of federal service, ac cording to dispatches received here. The steamer Santa Teresa will carry the Utah boys across the sea, and with them on board will be many wounded soldiers from other organiza tions. Bar Aliens From Naturalization. Washington.—More Than 150 enemy aliens, or about 15 per cent of the thou sand applicants for naturalization who filed their first papers before 1906 and subsequently neglected ta com plete the procedure, have been barred by the department of Justice from be coming naturalized. Senators Talk on Cable Isaue. Criticism of Post Washington, master General Burleson for taking over the marine cables after the sign ing of the armistice was renewed Mon day in the senate. Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, chairman of the foreign relations committee, precipitated the discussion. Jugoslavs Choose Delegates. Washington.—Jugo-Slavs, In the or ganization of a government, have pro ceeded to the point of selecting dele gates to the peace conference, and of creating a coalition cabinet for the kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Woman's Name In Casualty List New York.—Miss Tula Lake Har key, mentioned In Monday's casualty list as having died of disease In Eng land, was a state health department bacteriologist at Albany when she en listed. She was 44 years of age. Dempaey Defeats Gunboat 8mlth. Buffalo, N. Y.—Jack Dempsey of Utah Knocked out Gunboat Smith of New York in the second round ot a scheduled ten-round bout here Monday night. Dempsey weighed 190 pound* nn Smith 178 a SUSTAIN Will SWEEPING TRIUMPH AT THE P0LL8 OF DAVID LLOYD GEORGE AND HI8 6UPPORTER8. Pacifists and Women Candidates Are Routed, Former Premier Asquith * and Most of His Able Lieu tenants Meeting Defeat London.—The broad features of the election results announced Saturday are the sweeping triumph of the Lloyd George coalition, the complete rout of the Asqulthians, the pacifists uml the women candidates, and, perhaps most 1 significant of all, the victory of the Sinn Feiners all along (he line, That the coalition government would be victorious had been a foregone cen elusion, despite the rumblings of ru mor between the polling and the counting of the votes that labor would make an unexpected showing. But that David Lloyd George would corn niand completely an overwhelming 111 a | jorlty In the new house In the propor tion of almost five to one had never been contemplated, even by the most sunguine coalitionists. And since coalition, as it now operates, is dis tlnctly more conservative than liberal in its composition and tendencies, this result of the first election under the extended franchise and with the par tlcipatlon of millions of women voters Is most suggestive, Premier Lloyd George has 519 seats for his coalition, out of a membership of 707. The Sinn Feiners have elected seventy members, and labor approxi j mately seventy-five, Of fourteen women candidates, only one will be entitled to sit In the house of commons, namely, a Sinn Feiner, Countess Marklevlcz, who was elected for St. Patrick's division of Dublin city. But, as the Sinn Feiners refuse to sit at Westminster, the house of commons will, as hitherto, be coin posed entirely of males, Among the surprises of the election was the defeat of H. H. Asquith, the former premier. He is rejected in company with most of his abjpst lieu tenants, Including Sir John Simon, former home secretary; Reginald Mc Kenna, former home chancellor of the exchequer; Walter Runciman, former president of the board of trade; Her bert Samuel, former postmaster gen eral; Charles F. Masterman, former chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and others. a HUNS INSULT CfUR FLAG. German Officials Use Machine Guns, but Meet Defeat London.—Firing by German .officials on an allied automobile carrying an American flag was the cause of street fighting In Posen last Friday, says a (lisputch to the Exchange Telegraph from Copenhagen. The Germans were defeated In the fighting. About 138 persons, Includ ing a number of women and children, were killed during the rioting. It is said that the trouble began when allied and American flags were hoisted over the city hull. The Germans demanded that the flags be hauled down. The Poles re fused to acquiesce, whereupon the Germans brought up machine guns and began firing In the streets, driving hack the crowds and dispersing the Polish troops. SAVED BELGIUM FROM STARVING German Oppression Caused No Loss of Life by Starvation. Washington.—Four yeurs of German oppression brought no loss of life from starvation to the populations of Belgium and northern France, and the undernourishment from resulting enemy occupation cun be stumped out If America continues to send food. | n Belgium, based on n survey.of the occupied territories of western Europe, wus made Saturday at the commla This report from Herbert Hoover, chairman of the commission for relief Will Bring War Trophies Home. Washington.—All war material cap tured by the American army will be j brought home, Secretary Buker said' Saturday, to be disposed of us con Kress may direct. The equipment In eludes more than 1400 guns and trench morturs taken in action and thousands sion's headquarters here. of machine guns and rifles. Oppose Labor Political Party. New York.—The executive council |Don of « national political labor party, ,)Ht voted to send delegates to the In ternntlonal Labor Conference to be held at Versailles next month. of the American Federation of Labor at a special session here Saturday, re-1 jected a proposal calling for the forma-1 New Steel Ship Launched. Newark, N. J.—The Faraby the twentieth fabricated steel ship built at the Submarine Boat company's yard at Port Newark, was launched Satur day. The vessel was constructed for the emergency fleet corporation. nn December 28 were ordered by the lte<1 Dross to "stack needles," their cask accomplished. Knitters Ordered to Stack Needles. Washington.—America's of army women knitters, who did not cease work with the signing of the armistice. FRANCE'S MS ANSWER8 THE 80CIALI8T8 AND OTHER OPPONENT8 OF THE GOVERNMENT. Announces That No Annexations Are Sought and That Full Publicity Will Be Given to Peace Conference Proceedings. Baris.—The storm which had been threatening In the French chamber for tbs past four days broke Sunday after noon when Stephen Plchon, minister for foreign affairs, amid violent Inter ruptions by the socialists and counter demonstrations by the government supporters, outlined France's peace terms. The minister declared that France Is absolutely in agreement that full pub licity be given to the proceedings of the peace conference. He announced that intervention in Russia was in evitable, but that it would be of a de fensive character so fur us French troops were concerned, and that if of fensive operations were undertaken, it most be by Russian troops. He also declared that the French government has adopted the principle of a league of nations and Is now busy working towards Its effective realiza tion, thus replying to the Interpella tion of the socialist, M. Bracke. He said also that the government does not desire any annexation, but re serves' the right to fix the Alsace-Lor raine frontiers, to guard against future attack. OLD ORDER TO VANI8H. President Declares Future Must Pro vide Concert of Power for Peace. London.—Speaking Saturday in the historic Guildhall at a ceremonious gathering of Great Britain's most dis tinguished statesmen, President Wil son reaffirmed his principle that there must no longer bd a balance of power which might unsettle the peace of the world, but that the future must pro duce a concert of power which would preserve it. The president's reception at the Guildhall was so spontaneous and hearty that It carried an unmistakable note of friendship and admiration. When he arose to speak there was a prolonged outburst of handclapping and cheering and his talk was fre quently punctuated by applause. At the conclusion of his address the audience rose with one accord and cheered. LEAGUE TO SAVE KAI6ER. Huns Have Plan to Evade Punishment of Their Former Ruler. Berlin.—A "league for the protec tion of the personal liberty and life of the kaiser" has been formed and will issue an appeal to the former advis ers of the ex-emperor, as well as diplo mats with whom he was associated, to submit all possible documents to prove the emperor's innocence of bringing about the war. b Prince Henry of Prussia, who was proposed for president of the league, suggested Von Hlndenburg for the post. Wilson Visits Mother's Home. Carlisle, England.—President Wil son, accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, came to Carlisle Sunday in rain and a cold penetrating mist to visit the girl hood home of his mother. But the warmth of the greeting of the people of the town and of the thousands of strangers from the surrounding coun try more than offset the dreariness of the weather. The president made a short address from the pulpit formerly that of his grandfather. In which be touched simply but eloquently on his mother. Appalling Toll of Life in War. London.—With the issue of the of ficial figures of the French losses In the war. It Is possible to arrive at the approximate estimate of the appalling toll of life. The dead, so far, number 5,936,504. losses in dead thus far announced are: British, 706,726; French, 1,071,300; American, 58,478; Russian, 1,700,000; Austrian, 800,000; German, 1,600,000. fhe total German casualties are given by the Berlin Vorwaerts as 6,330,000, and the Austrian total was placed at 4,000,000. Serbia In killed, wounded and prisoners lost 320,000 men. The individual national Reed Against League of Nations. Washington. — The theory of a league of nations Is no new discovery, but Is thousands of years old, having appeared in various forms and failed of its purpose In successive ages, de clared Senator James A. Reed of Mls sourl, in an address at a dinner of the Society of Arts and Sciences. Ship Burns at Sea. London.—Lloyd's announced that the American bark Arayan, bound from Wellington to Sun Fruncisco, burned 500 miles east of Chutam island. The j captain and thirteen men have been landed on Chatam island. Rioting in Posen. Berlin.—The Lokal Atlzeiger's Posen correspondent says there was street rioting In Posen Friday evening. Ger man soldiers marching through the town are said to have hauled down entente flags. A PLAIN TALK TO THE PUBLIC Hardly a week passes, but what some man, usually a farmer, comes to me complaining that he has bought life insurance from some stranger and that it was not as represented; that his note had been sold and ask ing what can be done. I want to say that I have been try ing since June, 1914 to prevent just such happenings, and have now in Bingham county about $500,000 of life Insurance in force held by a large number of people who not only understand what they have, but like I meet my policy holders face to face once tech year and tell them the same thing collectively that I told them in private. It The usual course followed by the smooth stranger is to employ some reputable farmer to go with him a badge of respectibility. farmet is probably a good man, stands well in the community and his advice would likely be good _ the purchase of a cow, a horse or a farm, but life insurance to him is a sealed book. I employ no one to Introduce me and have repeatedly stated orally and over my signature that for liberality of contract, lowest possible net cost and absolutely security the life in surance company I represent leads the world. My business Is so valuable that I would indeed be foolish to give any man an opportunity to truthfully say I had misrepresented or "gipped" him out of a single dollar, and I have property reachable and live here. As an officer of the Gem State Life Underwriters asociation, an organiza tion to protect the public, if any com plaints are brought to me properly sworn to and it appears that a wrong has been done I take steps to investi gate and do whatever can lawfully be done to right the wrong. Life insurance is a sacred modify, and in buying It one should exercise great care to surely get a policy to "fit" him so that it will be joy forever. Why not see Beebe about your life insurance. adv. as This ;— M. Jensen has beeen staying out at J Presto for a few days on account of I on com a ♦ ■ W»W4 ' 1 '» W + KIMBALL + ♦ 1 ♦ ' * I ♦ i 1 1 ♦ 1 Bishop Taylor has been on the sick list, having had a light case of In fluenza. . He is much Improved now. Mr. and Mrs. F. Landon have moved to their home which they pur chased from Mrs. L. B. Heaton. Mr. and Mrs. J. Sparks have changed their minds and decided to stay In Idaho, instead of going to Kansas City. Moroni Mecham's family is suffer ing with the influenza. Parley Hark$r is helping A. Nielson to build his house. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Anthony ate Christmas dinner at the J. Nielson home. We Thank the Drivers of Autos For their prompt response to for overhauling and repairs while we have all our returned men in the shop to keep busy. our invitation to bring in their cars army Our Workshop is Like a Beehive and we are turning out cars cleaned up and full of pep and power. Cars that were limping are restored. Cars that were choking and wasting power scoot away at a good clip without wasting their gaso- line. Cars that were hard to start respond to the touch owners are happy now, and our men in any other cars that need attention and let us fix it up right. now. The are happy in their work. Bring We Have Forty Fords Coming And if you want a Ford car, get your order in early. If you do not get in on this shipment, get your order in for future shipments. We will protect you on the price, if prices decline, and we will protect you from any raise. Auto Tires Will Go Up Aboyt one more rai£e before we see any cheaper tires. The enormous drafts on rubber to fit out ihe new cars that will be made in 1919 , will keep the rubber supply exhausted, so if you need new tires get them as soon as you are ready. Do not wait expecting a decline in prices, for that may work the other way. * Bills Auto Company Blackfoot Idaho Willie Taylor was a business vis his son's family haring the inlluensa. itor at r irth Monday, bringing home a nice load of coal. Mr. and Mrs. J. Sparks and Laura Anthony and A. Anthony's family motored to Goshen Sunday. Mr. Hart was a business visitor at Firth Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. E. Williams and family of Wkpello spent Christmas day at the home of William Anthony. M. Anthony Is building an addition to his house. The Taylor brothers had the mis fortune of getting one of their colts badly cut up in the wire fence. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Malm visiting relatives here Friday. J. Sparks and Albert Anthony spent a few days the last of the week in Blackfoot working on William Anthony's car. M. Jensen and albert Anthony's family spent Christmas at Wapello. a were ♦ 1 CENTERVILLE ♦ * » 1 -» 1 » 1 ! ♦ ! » !$ Mrs. Joe Tressel who has been on the sick list the past few days is very much improved. Mrs. Violet Stanger has been spending the past two weeks with her sister Mrs. Fern Gardner in Rose. Mr. and Mrs. it. a. Edwards, Miss Margaret Edwards and two small children spent Sunday evening at the Haynes home. The evening was spent playing cards. Mrs. Del Hatch of Blackfoot spent several days In Centerville the first of the week the guests of her parents Mr. and ..trs, R. S. Kelley. Mrs. C. M. Stanger spent Christ mas with her daughter Mrs. Fern Gardner in Rose. Henry Farnsworth departed for Mackay, Idaho the last of the week to attend to some business matters. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bishop of Fort Hall are visiting at the Howard Bishop home this week. Mr. and Mrs. Roush, Garfield Bond and family, Miss Dora Bond and Charlie Pelkey were dinner guests at the Ed Patz home on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Haynes have as their guest this week Miss Elnora Trulliager of Franklin, Idaho, a teacher of that place. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Haynes and family and Mr. and Mrs. Rusel Kel ley spent Tuesday evening at the L. D. Fellows home. Delicious refresh ments were served. Sylvester Roubidoux' arrived Saturday from the training camps In the east on a few days furlough to visit his mother Mrs. Hannah Roubi doux. Sylvester is looking fine. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Fellows spent Sunday at the Olsen home. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Haynes and family, Mrs. C. M. Stanger and children and Mrs. Fern Gardner were dinner guests at the R. S. Kelley home Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. .ienry Farnsworth and Brigham Farnsworth spent Sun J day in Blackfoot as dinner guests at I the Gaston Garlic home. ! on OUR BOISE LETTER BOISE, Ida., Deo. SI.—TM state administration will be ina into office next Monday. ThS mony will be informal and bra Governor-elect Davis has rti from the east, where he attend?) conference of governors. Thl no secret made of act that is wai profitable session because cabins fleers from Washingtt a monope practically all the time and the ernors were given little opporti to discuss state matters. Wise Expenditures Mr. Davis has been at work 01 message, which it 1 b promised, depart from the sterotyped line promise and visionary buncombe. Davis haB some ideas of his own it may be judged from conversat with him that they are to be strl Not only tall economy, he will suggest wayi bring it about, but not to an ex to impair a growing public seri His idea, as your corresponi gathers, is to give the people a \ dred cents' worth of service for « dollar spent and not to retard: state's development by a penur policy. business-like. Official Family Mr. Davis has been In consulaq with other offlcers-elect on appal ments but aw yet no announcenul have been made. All agreed that 4 best men available should be into J official family to servie the state* It is understood frequent com? tatlons between state officers and! tween heads of department wlll l held—a sort of cabinet program to produce team work. It is 4? stated that a departmental budi system is to be Installed as a che against unnecessary expenses and order to have a ready record of 1 countability. Idaho's Achievements An interesting compilation show ing Idaho's contribution to the wn has been made by the Capital Nevfi It shows that approximately $5*S 500,000 hau been put up by Idalm people for bonds, W. S. S. and wil donations, while the man power dm veloped and sent to the war, inculfl ing registrants ready to respond, him not called, total 132,460. There were 13,060 volunteers for active service in France and ship building and 1.1,842 drafted. Tim registrants not called numbered 107, 555. On the money side the Idaho bollt purchases amounted to $44,460,0®p W. S. S. $4,600,000, Red Cross $700, 000, United Welfare drive $450, 00'S* contributions to organizations later taken care of by the united welflm drive $1,347,978. Enormous Production During the war Idaho raised lffife 000 carloads of grain, meat animmp sugar beets, potatoes and packBH house and dairy products. The stiflK also produced during that time m 410,000,000 pounds of lead, 3X^9 000,000 pounds of zinc, 30.000.0MS pounds of copper, $4,000,000 In gflRj bullion and 50,000,000 ounceaV| sliver.